Jason Geary & Kelly Neville - January 9
Identifying and Responding to Students in Distress
The university experience can be a stressful one for all students. Recent national and local data shows that today’s university students are struggling more than ever with stress, depression, and anxiety along with other dimensions of overall wellbeing. While many students have the resources to deal with any increases in anxiety and stress, an increasing number of students do not. In addition, an increasing number of students with diagnosed mental illness are attending post-secondary institutions across Canada and require the necessary supports to thrive in a university setting.
This 60-minute session will offer some insight into how to identify and best respond to students that may be showing signs of distress. The facilitators will provide an overview of physical, academic and emotional signs of distress as well as how to best assist students who are in distress. A comprehensive overview of available resources will be provided.